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Tracking Down How Many (Or How Few) People Actively Use Google+

dcw3 Re: I don't understand google+ (209 comments)

I don't know specifically about Google, but have been involved in a couple of companies that were bought up. It doesn't seem to happen immediately, but you're eventually expected to assimilate as policies, vision statements, etc. are all merged. These can take a couple years at large corporations. The level of oppressiveness will also vary depending upon the purchasing companies corporate culture. I worked for a large engineering firm that was bought up, and we completely lost the engineering feel as everything became more about finance rather than building good products...it was rather depressing, but I understand it.

3 days ago
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Tracking Down How Many (Or How Few) People Actively Use Google+

dcw3 Re: I don't understand google+ (209 comments)

Maybe I'm wrong, but I'd bet Google required all of their employees to sign up, or just signed them up w/o asking them.

3 days ago
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Tracking Down How Many (Or How Few) People Actively Use Google+

dcw3 Re:Because it sucks (209 comments)

Yes! I had all but shut down my old Yahoo portal because I was content with iGoogle. Their excuse that all of the content was available elsewhere, while true, fails to see the need for a single URL that can bring up all of your frequently used stuff. Now I'm back to using the somewhat sucky Yahoo portal...it was better before they also forced change to the "modern" version.

3 days ago
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Tracking Down How Many (Or How Few) People Actively Use Google+

dcw3 Re:Don't look, but ... (209 comments)

Well, his toilets flush in the wrong direction too, so that would make sense.

3 days ago
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Tracking Down How Many (Or How Few) People Actively Use Google+

dcw3 Why I Won't Use Google+ (209 comments)

I honestly don't give a shit if it's a good product. For those of us with gmail accounts, it was virtually forced upon us. Want me to try something new?...ask first. Don't pull the same crap as Apple and U2 did. It may have been their best music ever, but I won't listen to it just on principle. This is an idiotic and rude marketing technique that needs to cease.

3 days ago
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Japanese Nobel Laureate Blasts His Country's Treatment of Inventors

dcw3 Re: Hos is the US any better? (190 comments)

So, maybe I misunderstood but, "Eat the rich" implies that you believe they're all evil, or at least the vast majority of them. I'm not sure what your definition of rich is, but FWIW I know or have known several self made multimillionaires (my youngest uncle, my dad's best friend, a couple others, and even my dad who was a small business owner, and would have by definition been a "one per-center"). They aren't the uber-rich, but I've witnessed the envy of many who seemed to think they deserved what these guys earned.

As to equity and relative power, I'm all for removing the lobbyists, and the money influence from politics. We should all have equal representation.

4 days ago
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Facebook Will Let You Flag Content As 'False'

dcw3 Re:Not "like Slashdot" (224 comments)

Damnit Drinky, I mark your posts overrated at every opportunity! Don't ruin it for me!

In all honesty, while we do frequently disagree, I prefer the debate of issues vs. the sliminess of moderating someone down with an opposing viewpoint. I even occasionally learn that my position isn't as well thought out as I originally believed.

Cheers,

4 days ago
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Facebook Will Let You Flag Content As 'False'

dcw3 Re: Cool (224 comments)

Oh I'm sure it would only be one sided, not.

4 days ago
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Facebook Will Let You Flag Content As 'False'

dcw3 Re:Cool (224 comments)

Agreed, but then don't confuse faith with the word false. I'm not a religious person, but the lack of tolerance I see here is pathetic. People believe, so let them, as long as they're not trying to push their ideas on you, why do you give a fuck? Sure there are fringe religious wackos out there, and I would agree that they should be shunned. But the same could be said about some atheists I know.

If you can't be tolerant, you're part of the problem.

4 days ago
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Japanese Nobel Laureate Blasts His Country's Treatment of Inventors

dcw3 Re: Hos is the US any better? (190 comments)

Eat the rich

While greed is a vice, so is envy. Look in the mirror my friend.

5 days ago
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Being Pestered By Drones? Buy a Drone-Hunting Drone

dcw3 Re:Solution looking for a problem (151 comments)

Are the laws you're referring to nation wide? I was under the impression they vary from state to state.

about a week ago
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Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

dcw3 Re:Pope Francis - fuck your mother (873 comments)

How about if he replaced "be respectful" with "not be disrespectful"? You don't have to respect religion, but you shouldn't show disrespect to those who do believe.

And just FWIW, I'm not a religious person. But I don't need to insult those who wish to believe, or those who don't. There's just no point to doing it other than being offensive.

about two weeks ago
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Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

dcw3 Re:Pope Francis - fuck your mother (873 comments)

So, it sound like your okay with the consequences, correct?

Everyone has their own opinion, but for me if someone has to resort to physical violence when they are insulted or offended, then that person is a childish fuckwit. That said, there are exceptions to every rule, and I'm sure if someone insulted my spouse in front of me, I'd probably take a shot at them in the heat of the moment.

about two weeks ago
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UK Prime Minister Says Gov't Should Be Capable of Reading Any Communications

dcw3 Re:Capable, sure (329 comments)

So, if I'm in the business of searching for terrorists, do I need to look at all humans, or can I pair down the search? Based on your logic we'd need to include children and the elderly. Or, is it okay to profile them out of the Venn diagram. I know it's politically incorrect to use the word profiling, but it's also illogical to frisk grandma before she boards a plane.

about two weeks ago
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UK Prime Minister Says Gov't Should Be Capable of Reading Any Communications

dcw3 Re:Obviously on the right track (329 comments)

How many allies died after Enigma was broken? Just because every threat isn't countered, doesn't mean they didn't know it was coming.

about two weeks ago
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FBI: North Korean Hackers "Got Sloppy", Leaked IP Addresses

dcw3 Re:Countless Comments on Prior Articles & Now (219 comments)

So, you realize that releasing information could give away the techniques used to gather said data. And, in doing so, allow those targeted to take steps to prevent such collection.

Now, if you don't believe these agencies should be collecting info from countries like DPRK, I can't help you. And, I'm not trying to defend anything regarding collection of metadata on non-military/citizens. But, if you acknowledge that intelligence gathering against enemies is an necessity, then you have to accept that some things simply can not be released.

about two weeks ago
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CES 2015: FTC Head Warns About Data Grabbed By Smart Gadgets

dcw3 Re:Real Automation pros warn against Cloud Based . (62 comments)

This is exactly why I dumped Quicken way back when they started requiring users to get online. Loved it as a stand alone app back in the day.

about three weeks ago
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CES 2015: FTC Head Warns About Data Grabbed By Smart Gadgets

dcw3 Re:Blah blah blah (62 comments)

I knew you were full of shit.

about three weeks ago
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WSJ Refused To Publish Lawrence Krauss' Response To "Science Proves Religion"

dcw3 Re:A Simple Retort (556 comments)

So, can you define the difference between God, and a "very advanced race", maybe one that created us?

about three weeks ago

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dcw3 dcw3 writes  |  more than 10 years ago

So, who the hell wants to read this scrawl of mine, or that of any other unknown netizen? Why on earth would I want to put my random thoughts down here? Is this space really just a blog for my amusement? And just exactly how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie-Pop?...the world may never know! OOPS...http://www.answerbag.com/q_view.php/443

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